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Old Jan 18, 20, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Beachfun71 View Post
Flying PE AMS-ORD. I could do AMS-LHR-ORD on BA"
Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Go via LHR. Words cannot describe the complete and total disaster that is PHL.

You'll have access to the CX lounge in LHR as an added bonus.
(bolding mine)

AMS-LHR-ORD on BA will be a T5/T5 connection - the Cathay lounge is in LHR T3, so access is not practicable on this routing.

PHL is perfectly fine for connections (except for the subpar lounges) and is a much better CBP facility than ORD T5. I truly do not understand the irrational rants about PHL on this forum. But in this case since ORD is the final destination, I'd take the LHR routing.
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